After years of suspension and legal jeopardy, he was sentenced to five years in prison on a sodomy charge in 2015. Originally scheduled to leave detention in June, he instead walked free on Wednesday morning. The ouster of Mr. Najib last week marked the first time UMNO had been out of power since Malaysia’s independence from Britain in 1957. Mr. Najib and his wife have been barred from leaving the country, and Mr. Mahathir said he would be investigated. While the contents of the report had been previously reported, the release showed the new commitment to transparency on the case.
Source: New York Times May 16, 2018 03:59 UTC